ICICI Lombard and IRM India ink a Knowledge Partnership to Strengthen the ERM Ecosystem


Mumbai : India Affiliate of Institute of Risk Management (IRM India), a professional body for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) qualifications, and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd. (ICICI Lombard), one of the leading non-life insurance company of India, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for knowledge partnership. The two companies will work towards building a stronger, more risk-resilient corporate India, enabling them to embrace enterprise risk management more deeply in their business growth model.

ICICI Lombard is the first company to partner with IRM India for such a unique initiative. IRM India seeks to work with ICICI Lombard from the insurance sector.

Mr. Gopal Balachandran, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer, ICICI Lombard, gave his perspective on the partnership, “At ICICI Lombard, Enterprise Risk Management forms an integral part of our decision-making process. We endeavour to be the preferred risk management partner to our customers, empowering them with technology enabled insurance solutions to effectively manage diverse risks they are exposed to in today’s challenging times. We believe that IRM India is an ideal partner, given their global presence and leadership in ERM. This partnership will further strengthen ICICI Lombard’s endeavour to engage with the risk management community across business sectors, understand their challenges, and work together in developing effective enterprise risk management solutions.”

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Hersh Shah, CEO, IRM India, said, “As the economy picks up pace, businesses must remain conscious of emerging risks of a changing business environment. At IRM India, our aim is to create a safeguard against any future crisis by establishing and strengthening an ERM community through collaborations with leading organisations. We chose ICICI Lombard as our first knowledge partner, because they are market leaders with a solid track record in driving a robust ecosystem built on the core fundamentals of ERM, with advanced and meticulous enterprise risk management practices. The exemplary thought leadership, governance focus, diverse expertise and stellar ERM practices of ICICI Lombard will be of immense value to the Indian business community and our students.”

ICICI Lombard and IRM India will collaborate to build awareness on the need for enterprise risk management and its importance, through initiatives such as whitepapers, conferences, seminars, panel discussions and webinars.